One of the Achimota Rasta Students has been denied admission to Achimota School by the Human Rights Court in Accra hearing his case.
The court turned down Oheneba Kwaku Nkrabea’s application to have his admission into the school accepted whilst the case goes on until a judgement is rendered.
According to the trial judge, forcing Achimota to admit the student would be prejudicial to the case.
Nkrabea, through his father Ras, has sued Achimota School at the Human Rights Court for refusing to admit his son to the institution due to keeping his long hair.
According to the case, his fundamental human rights and right to religion are being infringed by being forced to cut his hair.
Achimota argues that rules to keep hair short applies to all students irrespective of religion.
Despite turning down the application, the judge agreed for an expedited trial to allow a judgement be rendered early enough so the boy’s education is not negatively impacted.